Women in California politics protesting sexual harassment and abuse at the state Capitol distrust the response from legislative leaders. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on what they would like to see change.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford.
More than 140 women this week signed a letter about pervasive sexual harassment in the California Legislature, but only a handful have ever taken their complaints to higher-ups. They say the Capitol's review policies don't go far enough to protect women, and that accusing elected officials could mean risking their reputations and their jobs. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports on the Legislature's complaint process, and why so few women are using it.
California Govenor Jerry Brown has approved new laws focused on pay inequality, child care, sexual assault victims, and more. The governor held a special ceremony to sign the bills, which were all pushed by a coalition of female lawmakers. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports the California Legislative Women's Caucus has gained influence in the state Capitol.